Real people. Real results.
Whether through coaching, presentations, programs, retreats, or other services, we help our clients hone their innate skills, reach their full capacity, and achieve unprecedented results – both personally and professionally. No matter what changes or improvements our clients seek to make, at AIM, we help transform the whole person, so that our clients develop and master their own strengths to lead better and live better.
We are proud of our clients’ hard work and dedication, and we are pleased to share with you some of their success stories:
Melinda came to AIM Leadership two years ago for executive leadership coaching. A top executive at an NGO, she managed a global team across seven time zones. Meetings were a mess – a cacophony of voices. No matter how hard she worked, she felt that she never “caught up” at work or at home. She felt overextended and underappreciated. She was frustrated with her boss, her team, her work, her family – her whole life. Melinda was overwired, overwhelmed, and overwrought.
Together, we explored what it was she wanted to achieve (better work/life balance, a more “regular” lifestyle, better communication with her colleagues and family, firmer boundaries. Then, we came up with an executed a series of small but tangible and actionable strategies to achieve this: scheduled down (unplugged) time each day to recharge and regain herself; set start and end times for meetings with a clear agenda; no e-mails after 6 p.m.; no work on Saturdays after noon or all day Sunday; etc.
It didn’t happen over night, but within a few days she had better clarity. Within a few weeks she had new-found energy and purpose. And within a few months she was on the path to becoming a different person, with greater clarity, focus, and purpose. Her colleagues noticed, too, and appreciated the boundaries. We helped her develop her innate skills so that she could manage her work and her life, in the way that worked best for her.
Laura, an oncologist, came to AIM for personal coaching. She felt she never had enough time for her work or for her family. She was always plugged in – literally. She always had a screen in front her face, checking e-mail, looking up dorections, texting colleagues. Her family, too, was wired, and she felt that there was a growing distance there.
We worked with her to determine what she wanted most – time for herself, away from it all, to think and recharge, and time with her family without any distractions. SO we helped her establish a series of rules: no screens in the car, no screens at the table, no e-mail after 6 p.m., TV-free Fridays; etc. She also started scheduling time for herself: a 90-minute yoga class twice a week; 10 phone and computer-free minutes every day to meditate; every other Thursday, her secretary blocks off the entire day, so she can catch up and think deeply.
Laura was able to make little shifts in her day, every day, to find the time she desperately needed. Together, we established actionable strategies for getting where she wanted to go.
Michael, an executive at a major airline, felt he was in a rut. He felt that he had stopped learning and stopped progressing. He knew he wanted to do something different, he just didn’t know what. He came to AIM for executive coaching.